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Can't stand on the leg, it looks backwards

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Hi everyone,
My polish cannot stand on her left leg. It looks like it could be dislocated/ broken. Should I try twisting it into place? We do not have a poultry very by us. She is eating and drinking. I have her 1/2 baby aspirin and 1/4 tab of B1.[IMG]
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No, don't turn it around. It's possible that there is a slipped tendon or leg bone deformity such as varus valgus deformity or tibial dyschondroplasia (TD.) Those are frequently not treatable, but most people use poultry vitamins/minerals and splinting to try and help. These chicks can sometimes get around well enough in a small flock to eat, drink, and survive. Here is some reading for you:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6401121_Valgus-varus_deformity_of_the_intertarsal_joint_in_broiler_chickens

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/220/slipped-tendon-perosis/

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/879233/slipped-tendon-in-chick-anyone-ever-try-to-fix-this-experiences

https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

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